Welcome to the Summer Camp Leadership blog. For those of us who lead summer camps, making a positive difference in the lives of young people is our passion. Turning that passion into a reality, however, takes more than the ability to lead songs, teach archery or plan craft projects. Creating camp experiences that truly transform lives takes leadership. Leadership that creates a vision for the future, leadership that inspires and engages others, leadership that remains focused and stays the course. My hope is through this blog you'll find ideas, inspiration and tools to help you be a great summer camp leader.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Being a Likable Leader

How do you become a likable leader? How do become the kind of leader that others want to be around? Travis Bradberry, co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 recently shared in Entrepreneur ten traits shared by truly likable leaders.

1. They form personal connections.
2. They're approachable.
3. They're humble.
4. They're positive.
5. They're even keeled.
6. They're generous.
7. They demonstrate integrity.
8. They read people like a book.
9. They appreciate potential.
10. They have substance.